Building permits.. Do/don't you? Every time?
This thing with our kiddie pool had me wondering just how much our local government has altered the official requirements this year. Looking over the online lists of what requires a homeowner to apply for a permit has me very curious...
Who does or doesn't apply (and pay for) permits to alter their home?
Honestly, now... Even if you do, do you ALWAYS? If you replace a sink, or toilet? If you temporarily move toilet, to install flooring, then put it back, do you go to your courthouse, apply for the permit to install plumbing, (or reposition it where it was), & pay them for the priveledge?
Do you keep up with the ever-changing local requirements regarding what needs a permit "this year"?
Geez, reading it - (yes, again.. & yes, it's gotten worse since a couple years ago) has reminded me of the things we've done without them. Before & after we (ok, "He") knew better. I'm a worrier. I worry about consequences with no permit on file for this or that.. He doesn't worry about that part.
Don't misunderstand, DH is highly intelligent & rational. Any home (or other) project he tackles is heavily studied & researched - until he understands every excruciating detail of how & why it works - before he even begins shopping for materials.
So, anyone? Do you, every time you're supposed to?